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Tragedy in Norway Shows Best and Worst in Humanity

Gilbert C. Anton

August 4, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

The events that transpired in Norway just a few weeks ago sent reverberating shocks throughout the world as people learned of the tragedy in Oslo. The stark reminder that terrorism and violent extremists exist the world over have signaled the renewal of political and societal discussions over ...

A2E2 iPad Fee Will Not Be Implemented

Susan Opp

July 28, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Dear Editor, In an Op-Ed piece published July 21, staff writer Amandria Banks indicated how unfair it would be to have all students pay a fee to purchase iPads for freshmen. The Administration couldn’t agree more, and that is why this is not the plan. Rather, starting in Winter 2012, there will ...

Act of Terrorism Devistates Norwegians

Adam Zentner

July 28, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

On Saturday July 23, a man in Norway set off a bomb near the prime ministers building in Oslo, killing 7 people, then went to a camp retreat dressed as a police officer and gunned down 86 people, putting the death toll as high as 93 as well as 96 who were injured in the attacks and 4 people who a...

Paying For iPads and Receiving Nothing

Amandria Banks

July 21, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Starting in Fall 2011 an additional fee of $120 will be added to our already hiked tuition in order to broaden the student’s academic experience and further feed into our ever-growing dependence on technology. In short, the new-coming freshman will be required to purchase an iPad, which will automatic...

We are the Ones Who are Broken

Gilbert C. Anton

July 14, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

The Casey Anthony trial did indeed prove that our system is broken. The decision was not what showed us that.  Instead, it was our reaction to it and our failure to understand what the system represents. The truth is that our system has only and will only ever be as broken as we are. The reaction t...

Casey Anthony Verdict: The Jury Got it Wrong

Jessica Davidson

July 14, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

Shocked, appalled and disillusioned are the feelings I and many other people felt when the verdict was read at the Casey Anthony trial. Not guilty, how do you figure? As a mother I knew how I would vote had I been on the jury the minute I saw pictures of Casey out clubbing after her daughter died. When I heard she got a new tat...

Things to Do on the Fourth of July

Cheyann Elmore

June 30, 2011


Filed under Features, Opinion

For those of you searching for a decent 4th of July celebration in the area, this may be the perfect article for you. To start, Hayward will be hosting its own 4th of July celebration at Meek Park at 11:00 a.m. The park is located at 17365 Boston Road and will be hosted by the Hayward Area His...

The Hope For a Socialized Future Rests with Graduates

Tina Phillips

June 9, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

As I wind up my educational pursuits at Cal State East Bay, I reflect on all that I have accomplished. While some look down on the city of Hayward, I view Hayward with pride. I am going to receive all three of my degrees from this university, two BA's and one Masters in Social Work. Some peopl...

Students Should Embrace The American Dream

Mark Laluan

June 9, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

I could go on and on about what I’ve done, what I’ve encountered and what I’ve accomplished during my time at Cal State East Bay, yet it matters not a whit to those living beyond this city on a hill. This year's graduates will have survived a seething morass consisting of egos, classes, commutin...

Oprah Was an Inspiration, But She Was Not an Activist

Cherie Vargas

June 9, 2011


Filed under Op-ed

A legacy can be defined as something that someone has achieved that continues to exist after their efforts or work has ceased. After 25 years of the Oprah Winfrey Show, few can argue that her legacy did nothing less than inspire women to reach for the stars. The Oprah Winfrey Show recently met ...

Verbal Abuse: Bruises Can Be More Than Skin Deep

Carole Reynolds

June 9, 2011


Filed under Features, Op-ed, Opinion

People who grew up believing “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me,” were terribly misinformed. Covertly hidden behind what most people misconstrued as normal means of behavior and communication, emotional abuse, also referred to as verbal, mental or psychological abuse, remai...

In Regards to Gay Marriage, Obama is Another Bush

Tina Phillips

June 2, 2011


Filed under Op-ed, Opinion

He was for it before he was against it. In 1996, when he was running for the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama answered a 1996 Outlines newspaper question by saying, "I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages." And in 2008, he said he was ...

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